Our pups love to run around outside, but they really love the dirt :) It has been kinda dreary and wet here lately and so I need to dry or sometimes wash their paws when they come back in. The fluffy little girl is fine with this. Our littly guy, however, is another story. He is usually VERY easy going--more so than the girl. But, when we try to dry or wash his feet he yelps and squirms, etc. When I actually succeed he tries to bite and growls.
Keeping them out of the dirt isn't a possibility. I have thought about putting a towel in his crate during the day and putting him in the crate for a bit after being out, but this doesn't solve the mud--just the wet. Is it possible that I am hurting him. He sure behaves as if I am. Does anyone have any ideas? Thankfully his coat isn't fluffy and doesn't hold a lot of mud. . . but I do need the paws cleaned off (at least wiped off)!